Recent Posts by Heather McLean, Editor

Matt Stagg poached from EE to join BT Sport in new role

EE’s Matt Stagg has joined BT Sport, stepping into a new role as director of mobile strategy at the broadcaster. BT Sport stated that the move helps underline the importance of mobile to the broadcaster’s ambitions.  Stagg, who was formerly head of mobile video and content at EE, will be responsible for developing BT Sport’s mobile […]  More

LimeLight Networks seminar on overcoming latency in streaming video next week

Limelight Networks is registering final parties interested in taking part in next week’s seminar, ‘Overcoming the Latency Hurdle in Delivering Streaming Video’. Broadcasters and content distributors are under increasing pressure to deliver an exceptional low latency live video streaming and on-demand experience, on any device. On Tuesday 24 April LimeLight Networks is set to host […]  More

Interview: Mediapro CTO Emili Planas on ensuring LaLiga is the “most technologically advanced” league in the world

Through its technology, production and rights partner MediaPro, LaLiga, the top division in Spanish football, is constantly seeking to improve the TV viewer experience. Here, Emili Planas (pictured, below left), the chief technology officer and operations manager at Mediapro, talks to SVG Europe about the company’s work so far and outlines what might come next. […]  More

NFTS Live Sports Production with Live TV Simulator course rocks its first run

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) has just concluded its first run of the Live Sports Production with Live TV Simulator short course in association with HBS Broadcast Academy. The Live Sports Production programme, which is designed to benefit the directors, replay operators and producers in production of a sports event, has been called “light […]  More

Ericsson Media Solutions selected by AT&T to deliver premier golf tournament

Ericsson Media Solutions’ AVP 2000 Contribution Encoder was selected by AT&T to help reliably deliver high quality UHD encoding to enhance its coverage of a premier golf tournament, after success using the solution for a major winter sports event in February. The deployment also includes Ericsson Media Solutions’ innovative HEVC Encoder Module, which provides high […]  More

Bart Van Aanholt takes new executive leadership role at CenturyLink

In a newly formed executive leadership role focusing on key regional markets as well as the wholesale segment, Bart Van Aanholt has been promoted to CenturyLink’s vice president of sales for continental Europe, Middle East and Africa. In this role, Van Aanholt will drive sales growth, and lead strategic planning to support the needs of […]  More

Marquis Broadcast and Empress launch unified workflow system

Empress Media Asset Management, developer of the widely used eMAM media asset management platform, has integrated technologies from Marquis Broadcast to provide Avid Media Composer users with the tools to manage and move media between eMAM and Media Composer. By combining Marquis Medway Engine Web Service (MEWS) with eMAM, users can deliver media to a […]  More

Akamai on delivering the India-South Africa cricket series live through the cloud

Everyone knows Indian’s love their cricket, and for the India-South Africa cricket series held over January and February 2018, viewers were able to experience every wicket on their mobile devices, laptops and on the TV thanks to a combination of technology providers working with broadcasters to make sure everything, including the advertising, was perfectly placed. […]  More

SVG Europe welcomes Ncam to the fold as Gold Sponsor

Ncam has joined SVG Europe as Gold Sponsor, bringing its expertise in augmented reality (AR) to the fold. Ncam offers a complete and customisable AR platform that enables photorealistic virtual elements in real time. At its core is a unique camera tracking solution that offers film and TV productions virtual and augmented graphic technology without […]  More